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Petitgrain Bigarade Essential Oil


Common Name: Petitgrain Bigarade

Latin Name: Citrus aurantium L. ssp. amara engl.

Plant part: Leaves, twigs

Distillation Method: Steam distilled 

Shelf Life: About 3-4 years

Country of Origin: Italy, wild crafted.

GC/MS Batch:

PB117 Jan 2017


Aroma: The aroma is somewhat sweet and floral. It has a very soothing aroma with notes of fresh citrus and almost a woodsy but earthy herbal tone. On the dry down, I found a nice green citrus aroma reminiscent of unripened oranges with fainter floral notes. The final dry down had a hint of soft, sweet floral notes with a perfect amount of round herbal tones. Can we say heavenly emotional support?

It functions as a wonderful middle note in blends but can be used as a base note depending on the blend. This is truly a beautiful specimen of what an Italian petitgrain should be.

Personal notes:This is a very influential emotional oil. I enjoy using this particular essential oil in blends for stress, anxiety, focus, and even sleep. I have also used this in antidepressant blends. It is a great alternative when you can't afford Neroli and want to support your emotional health and wellness. This essential oil also has a potential to be used in respiratory blends.

Safety Data: This essential oil has no known safety concerns. However, it should always be diluted to avoid potential adverse reactions that include sensitization.

Usage idea: Brain fog Aromastick

  • 2 drops Sweet Orange
  • 2 drops Frankincense
  • 3 drops Petitgrain bigarade

Energetic qualities: Relaxing, restorative, calming, uplifting, supports the release of repressed emotion, helps in creating an open space.

Recommended applications: Diffuse, topical application using safe dilution ratios, steam inhalation.

Other considerations:

  • Do not place on broken skin. 

California Prop 65 Statement: This product contains essential oil constituents on the CA Prop 65 list of toxic chemicals. This product conforms to the reporting requirements of California Proposition 65 (Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986). We are conforming to the regulation by reporting the existence, or lack thereof, of ingredients deemed reportable by the above mentioned regulations via a Safety Data Sheet (SDS), in Section 15 "Regulatory Information." Ingredients from Natural Food Sources (NFS) are exempt from reporting in accordance with Title 27, § 25501(a).